225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 81v
Nabal: Death (I Samuel 25:38) -- Abigail, wearing hat, with right hand holding needle and thread with which she sews shroud for Nabal, reclining of ground. Scene beneath canopy, in room with bed.
David: giving Thanks (I Samuel 25:39) -- Two soldiers, wearing armor, stand behind David, wearing crown, holding hilt of sword at his waist with left hand and with right hand placing crown on head of Abigail, standing with hands extended. Scene in room decorated with curtain.
Caption between vignettes reads, ABIGAIL ENSE UELIT SOU MARI QUI DE PEUR FIN A APRES DAUID LA RECUEILLIT POUR FEMME ET LA COURORINA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and strawberries, inhabited by moth and by monkey (?), wearing collar, leaping over cup.
Head of man, wearing hat, in decorated initial D.
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